|Emma Morgenstern 22july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Emma Morgenstern, a participant in the Yiddish Book Center's Fellowship Program, discusses her academic interest in Jewish life. From speaking Judaeo-Spanish with members of the Jewish community in Greece to realizing the expressive elements of the Yiddish language, Morgenstern stresses the importance of maintaing minority languages cross-culturally. To cite this interview: Emma Morgenstern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinsein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, K...
Keywords: Judaeo-Spanish; Yiddish; Jews of Greece; Salonica; Sephardic Jews; Thessaloniki; Pedagogy; Reconstructionist Judaism; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish Life; Jewish Americans; Jewish Studies; Language; Jewish Identity; Perceptions of Yiddish; Religion; Secularism
|Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
|Frances Morrill Schlitt 10dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Frances Morrill Schlitt is a retired social worker originally from Auburn, Maine. She is the mother of a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, David Schlitt. Frances' mother was an immigrant to the United States from Ponovitch, Lithuania, while her father came from outside Ponovitch. They met and married in the United States. Frances remembers thinking her mother was illiterate, but after she died Frances realized she could read and write (in addition to speak, of course) Yiddish...
Keywords: Jewish Immigrants; Jewish Day School; Jewish Calendar; Lithuania; Ponovitch; Jewish Ritual; Judaism; Shabbat; Jews of Newton; Jews of Brookline; Jews of Dorchester; Jews of Boston; Social Work; Women's Issues; Kibbutz; Israel; J Street; Gender Equality; Brandeis University; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Arnold Richards 01Jun2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Arnold Richards was interviewed by Sara Israel on June 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Arnold Richards Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 1, 2012...
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Film; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Education; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Arnold Richards; YIVO; Society for the Advancement of Judaism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Ilene Gelbaum 8oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Ilene Gelbaum is a retired midwife who now lives in California. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, then went to Mt. Sinai’s nursing school. Ilene grew up going to Folkshule (Yiddish elementary school) and her grandparents spoke Yiddish and Russian. Ilene and her husband met when she was 14 and he was 16 because they went to the same high school. They married when she was 18 – they eloped in Jersey City! They never told their parents that they eloped, even after their full Jewish wedding a ...
Keywords: Russian grandparents; New York; Russian; Yiddish; yiddish school teacher; jewish neighborhood; bubbes; grandmothers; grandparents; Hebrew and Yiddish; American Jewish vernacular; future generations losing Yiddishkeyt; meeting husband; Hebrew High School; elope; Jewish wedding; Sri Lanka; PeaceCorps; miracle rice; malaria clinic; midwife quarters; delivering neighbor's child; khanukah; chanukah; Jewish community in India; Dutch synagogue; Mount Sinai; new birth clinic; midwife; California; children; motherhood; bubbe; grandparenting; jewish heritage; geneology; grandchildren; Argentina; finding family; Rosita; Jewish matriarch; family photographs; Yiddish today; multiculturalism; God; Iceland; traveling to Iceland to meet family she worked for as midwife; married life; finding a mate; when to have a baby; Judaism over lifetime; mohel; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project